Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies

2021 Best Value Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the New England Region

8 Colleges
2,944 Bachelor's Degrees
$36,309 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies School for You

Best Value Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the New England RegionMulti / Interdisciplinary Studies is the #12 most popular major in the country with 56,873 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 2,944 went to students in the New England region of the United States.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the New England Region ranking, we looked at 8 colleges that offer a bachelor's in multi / interdisciplinary studies. Note that the phrase 'best value' does not mean the absolute lowest-priced. We are more focused on multi / interdisciplinary studies schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

Average cost figures start with estimating tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses. We then subtract the average amount of financial aid that a student receives. You can use this as a gauge to estimate how much you may need to pay out of pocket to cover costs when financial aid isn't enough. Keep in mind that the net cost for you may be higher or lower, depending on your income and other factors.

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Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Value Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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2021 Best Value Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Schools in the New England Region

Check out the multi / interdisciplinary studies programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

Best Value Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Schools in the New England Region

#1

Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, MA

Our rankings recognize Fitchburg State University as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Fitchburg State is a moderately-sized public school located in the medium-sized suburb of Fitchburg. In addition to being on our best value list, Fitchburg State has also earned the #8 rank in our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the New England Region ranking.

At Fitchburg State, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.4 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $23,143. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Fitchburg State is $102,755. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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University of New Hampshire - Main Campus earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the suburb of Durham, U of NH is a public school with a fairly large student population. U of NH also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the New England Region rankings.

The average student at U of NH graduates in less than 4.1 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $36,404. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from U of NH be around $149,984. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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University of Connecticut earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large suburb of Storrs, UCONN is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UCONN, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the New England Region ranking.

The average student at UCONN graduates in less than 4.2 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $39,140. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from UCONN is $162,822. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#4

Colby College

Waterville, ME

Colby College landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value multi / interdisciplinary studies schools. Located in the town of Waterville, Colby is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. Colby not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the New England Region list.

At Colby, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.0 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $30,382. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Colby is $122,439. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#5

Brandeis University

Waltham, MA

Brandeis University earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of Waltham, Brandeis is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Brandeis, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the New England Region ranking.

It takes the average student at Brandeis about 4.1 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $40,568. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Brandeis is $167,140. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#6

University of Vermont

Burlington, VT

University of Vermont comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the small city of Burlington, UVM is a public college with a large student population. In addition to being on our best value list, UVM has also earned the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the New England Region ranking.

At UVM, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.2 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $42,133. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UVM be around $175,695. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#7

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA

The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Boston College. Boston College is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Chestnut Hill. Boston College did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the New England Region list.

It takes the average student at Boston College about 4.1 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $36,304. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Boston College is $147,031. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#8

Providence College

Providence, RI

Providence College comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Providence is a small private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Providence. Providence also made our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the New England Region list, coming in at #7.

It takes the average student at Providence about 4.0 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $42,394. This means that the average student pays around $171,272 to get a bachelor’s degree from Providence. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges by State

Explore the best multi / interdisciplinary studies colleges for a specific state in the New England region.

State Degrees Awarded
Vermont 108
Maine 223
Rhode Island 258
Massachusetts 1,442
New Hampshire 281
Connecticut 621

Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1,003
Interdisciplinary Studies 484
International Studies 357
Nutrition Science 330
Cognitive Science 123

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 8 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).

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